Banning Mountaintop Removal in the Colbert Nation

posted by scott parkin
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Coal Comfort – Margaret Palmer

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One of my goals in life is to get mountaintop removal into the national consciousness via organizing, actions, media events, rallies and even pop culture. Last night, we got a LOT closer to that goal when Stephen Colbert hosted Dr. Margaret Palmer, author of the Science article that called for a ban on mountaintop removal due to public health and environmental impacts.

In the segment Colbert takes swipes at the EPA for releasing new permits last week, and hits a number of important talking points on one of the most watched shows on TV and the internet. It’s an important step to ending this terrible process.

Check out the video here.